3. Ezra considers issues of mandates and regulations (contra my earlier claim of "underreported").
5. Pecuniary externalities in Berlin lead to non-pecuniary externalities in Berlin: "…wealthy newcomers to districts like the now fashionable Prenzlauer Berg have been treated to an often weekly ritual of car torching."
6. Did the hard core left disappear from the blogosphere? If so, why? I believe this post is quite wrong but it is thoughtful and interesting and worth the read.